Report 2010-108 Recommendation 15 Responses

Report 2010-108: Department of Public Health: It Reported Inaccurate Financial Information and Can Likely Increase Revenues for the State and Federal Health Facilities Citation Penalties Accounts (Release Date: June 2010)

Recommendation #15 To: Public Health, Department of

To increase revenue for the penalty accounts, Public Health should seek authorization from the Legislature both to impose a monetary penalty and to recommend that CMS impose a monetary penalty when the division determines that a facility is not complying with both state and federal requirements.

1-Year Agency Response

Chapter 729, Statutes of 2011 (Assembly Bill 641), removes the prohibition of the issuance of both a state citation and the recommendation to impose a federal monetary penalty when Public Health determines that a facility is in violation of any state or federal law, regulation, or statutory provision. . (See 2012-406, p. 29)

  • Response Date: June 2011

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2010-108

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.